The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
Orphic Sayings,"The Teacher" (1840)
There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
All human beings, by nature, desire to know.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went.
Knowledge is power.
Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
Except that right side is up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are 152 distinctly different ways--and all are right! At least all will do.
Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with.
We live in the present, we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
The tactics...no, amateurs discuss tactics,.... Professional soldiers study logistics.
From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
"A Study in Scarlet," pt. 1, ch. 2, 1887.
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Learning without thinking is useless. Thinking without learning is dangerous.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
Always learn the rules so you can break them properly.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
When you lose, do not lose the lesson.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less learn than to contemplate.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don't find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast, which is what I tried to do.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of the law. No artist ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
Their research suggestes that once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. That’s it. And what’s more, the people at the very top don’t work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love.
Education is the art of making man ethical.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
One can resist the invasion of armies; one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
I’m a big believer that the best way to learn or improve is in a relationship.
The Rosary is a school for learning true Christian perfection.
Nothing has more retarded the advancement of learning than the disposition of vulgar minds to ridicule and vilify what they cannot comprehend.
To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.
It has long been recognized that an education which does not provide for an intelligent understanding of religion is incomplete.
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
To live is not to learn, but to apply.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Progress consists largely of learning to apply laws and truths that have always existed.
All genuine progress results from finding new facts. No law can be passed to make an acre yield three hundred bushels. God has already established the laws. It is four us to discover them, and to learn the facts by which we can obey them.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education. And in this country, the success of our children cannot depend more on where they live than on their potential.
2010 State of the Union Address Jan 27, 2010
EXPERIENCE IS what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
The Last Lecture
In spite of all these disquieting triumphs in the field of natural science, it's astonishing how little man has learned about himself, and how much there is to learn. How little we know about this brain which made social evolution possible, and of the mind. How little we know of the nature and spirit of man and God. We stand now before this inner frontier of ignorance. If we could pass it, we might well discover the meaning of life and understand man's destiny.
Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
The learning and knowledge that we have,is,at the most,but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
There is no harm in repeating a good thing.
We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
I just want to keep creating stuff, work regularly and learn how to use a computer properly.
As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.
Never ask a question that you may not be prepared to have answered.
In tribal times, there were the medicine men. In the Middle Ages, there were the priests. Today, there are the lawyers. For every age, a group of bright boys, learned in their trades and jealous of their learning, who blend technical competence with plain and fancy hocus-pocus to make themselves masters of their fellow men. For every age, a pseudo-intellectual autocracy, guarding the tricks of the trade from the uninitiated, and running, after its own pattern, the civilization of its day.
All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
Enthusiasm is more important to mastery than innate ability, it turns out, because the single most important element in developing an expertise is your willingness to practice.
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.
The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
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The young man of native ability, the will to work and good personality will, in the long run, get the equivalent of a college education in the tasks he will set for himself. If he has ability and determination, he will find ways to learn and to get ahead.
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
I've heard that, but since I'm computer illiterate I don't know how it all works. But since I'm on Prodigy tonight, I'm learning a lot through my typist, Peter.
An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
The fine points that are uncovered in our work as a result of close study, diligent care, constant application and always trying to improve our methods represent the best and most valuable knowledge we get in business-and the sum total of that attentive attitude is what we call skill.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Learning trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894
I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.
per angusta ad augusta
Through trial to triumph.
One learns by suffering.
Don't worry. Many women learn to embrace this parasite. They name it, dress it up in tiny clothes, arrange playdates with other parasites.
House, Maternity. By Dr. Gregory House.
Don't worry. Many women learn to live with this parasite. My own mother, for example. Forty-five years and she only complains about it now from time to time.
House, Maternity. By Dr. Gregory House.
Grow up. And learn to harmonize.
House, Love Hurts. By Dr. Gregory House.
The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent.
Fundamentals of Chess. Appeared in the movie Revolver.
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Bible, II Timothy 3:15
verbum sat sapienti
A word is sufficient for a wise man.
Diligence is the greatest of teachers.
From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.